On January 20, the Sun moved from the constellation Sagittarius to the constellation Capricorn. Now (in the afternoon of January 27, 2007) Mercury and Venus are in the constellation Capricorn, Mars is in the constellation Sagittarius, Neptune is in the constellation Capricorn, the dwarf planet Pluto is on the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Ophiuchus, the dwarf planet Ceres is in the constellation Pisces, Jupiter constellations Ophiuchus and Scorpio. Uranus is located in the constellation Aquarius, bordering the constellation Capricorn. Saturn is located in the constellation Leo. What is the name of this arrangement of the planets? How many major planets are currently above the horizon? How many dwarf planets are now above the horizon? How many major planets can you see all night?
This arrangement of the planets is called the planetary parade. Today, 6 large planets are above the horizon during the day: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune. Today, during the day, there are 2 dwarf planets above the horizon: Ceres and Pluto. Unfortunately, today the parade of the planets is not visible in the evening and at night, since the planets are above the horizon during the day. Saturn will be visible all night, therefore one planet.